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Accredited Mental Health Social Worker
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Please contact Tienne for more information about her hours and access
REFERRAL TYPES – INCLUDING PSYCHOLOGICAL SUPPORT SERVICES (PSS)
Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander
ACT Victims Services
Adult Mental Health
Culturally & Linguistically Diverse
National Disability Insurance Scheme
Open Arms: Veterans and their families.
Suicide Prevention Scheme
0431 842 950
My name is Tienne Simons and I am a Mental Health Social Worker with 30 years of clinical experience.
I currently have a private practice where I provide counselling and also run regular groups often with a mindfulness focus. I have broad clinical experience having worked in specialist health services focussing on domestic violence, sexual assault, sexual health, drug and alcohol, couples counselling and in a child and family community health team.
I’ve worked with individuals, couples, families, young people and groups from diverse cultural and personal backgrounds with a very wide range of concerns.
I believe that a collaborative, safe and respectful therapeutic relationship is the key to meaningful change in counselling. My work is trauma-informed and I tailor counselling modalities to best suit my clients’ needs.
Models I have trained in include Internal Family Systems Therapy (IFS), Radical Exposure Tapping (RET), Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT), Narrative Therapy, Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT), brief solution focussed therapy and several systems approaches for Couple and Family work.
I am an accredited Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction and Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy group leader and a registered provider of the Circle of Security Training program.
I integrate aspects of neuroscience and attachment theory in my work.